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Professor David Bailey joins IAAF conference line-up

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has revealed that Professor David Bailey, a UK automotive expert on Brexit, will be speaking at its 2021 Virtual Conference. Titled ‘UK Auto after …

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The Parts Allliance rebrands as GSF Car Parts, introducing one national brand

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

National motor factor business group The Parts Alliance has rebranded to GSF Car Parts, introducing one trading name across its 170 sites for the first time. The business, which traded locally under h…

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IAAF Member News

Equipmake & Beulas join forces with Go-Ahead London: in-service trials of new double decker electric bus to begin Q1 2022

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Equipmake, the leading commercial vehicle electrification specialist, and Spanish coachbuilder Beulas, are joining forces with Go-Ahead, London’s largest bus operator, to start in-service trials of th…

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Industry News

UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 and unveils new chargepoint design

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the UK government has confirmed. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a wor…

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HR Updates

One hundred days in the life of the IAAF

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

IAAF Chief Executive Mark Field has produced a progress report on the IAAF and its activities over the first 100 days of its financial year, beginning 1 August. The Federation’s work since 1 August ha…

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BM Catalysts exceed expectations inside and outside of work through charity endeavours

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Over the last few months, the BM Catalysts team has been taking on some impressive fundraising challenges, covering a combined total of over 150 kilometres and raising over £8,000 for their respective…

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People News

HELLA launches new ‘Digitalisation of Light’ webinar

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

At the end of last year, lighting and electronics expert HELLA launched a new digital concept to keep workshops up to date with innovative technologies and news online. The format was well received as…

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Product News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 12 November 2021

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. This week the IAAF held both its CV committe…

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Workshops rush to register for the new NGK BoxClever App

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Workshops were quick to sign up for NGK’s new BoxClever App when they visited the company’s stand at this week’s MechanEx Show at Sandown Park. The App enables members of the ignition and sensor speci…

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BM Catalysts highlights latest new-to-range references

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

BM Catalysts has added a further 27 new references to its catalytic converter and premium DPF range, as it continues to service the automotive aftermarket to meet the needs of the increasing vehicle c…

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Product News

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown races to Mini Challenge Championship victory

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown has secured third place in the JCW MINI CHALLENGE Championships for 2021. Brown dominated the final weekend of racing at Brands Hatch on 23rd and 24th October, kicking off…

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First Line Ltd. 2022 wall planners now available

Date: Thursday 11 November 2021

First Line Ltd. has once again launched its popular wall planners for the new year, with the 2022 edition now available for factors and workshops to claim online. Each full year planner is double-side…

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OESAA/HGS ADAS video

Date: Tuesday 09 November 2021

Hella Gutmann Solutions’ Neil Hilton, in partnership with the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association, gives technicians a thorough and comprehensive insight into the world of advanced dr…

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Product News

Launch puts diagnostic power back into independent garages

Date: Tuesday 09 November 2021

Expertise matters in the world of vehicle diagnostics, and a new high-end professional diagnostic tool from Launch UK embodies years of aftermarket understanding. Developed from the PRO 5 Plus, the ne…

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Product News

Do you have excess and obsolete stock?

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Make money selling those parts you’ve had stored away for years and help to generate less waste and open your customer base with an online marketplace just for the automotive industry. VPM is a market…

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IMI steers MOT Testers to the ‘right knowledge’ to improve chances of passing first time

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Recognising the time pressures on MOT testers to complete their CPD and Annual Assessment before the deadline, the IMI has enhanced its e-Learning modules. As Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI explains, at t…

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Industry News

Register now for the “Aftermarket for the Future” - 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Registration is now open for the “Aftermarket for the Future”, the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The event looks to address the biggest challenges and opp…

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Industry News

Sustainability below the ground

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Freudenberg battery companies XALT Energy and Freudenberg Battery Power Systems have forged a successful relationship with MacLean, the largest Canadian-based mining equipment manufacturer, to further…

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IAAF Member News

Former Dyson CEO Martin McCourt to speak at IAAF Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced Martin McCourt, who was previously the long-standing CEO of Dyson, as special guest speaker at its 2021 Virtual Conference. In line w…

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Industry News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 5 November 2021

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during the week just gone by. The IAAF Conference 2021 countdown kicks off …

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IAAF News

IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 welcomes top sponsors

Date: Friday 05 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) virtual conference 2021, sponsored by leading automotive trading group, Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), has attracted support from more top …

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IAAF News

First Line Ltd. unveils latest new-to-range highlights

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

In the past two months, global automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced an additional 60 references to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product ranges, including new …

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Product News

Arnold Clark Autoparts encourages garages to stock up for winter

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts is keen to raise awareness on the importance of regular battery checks, particularly as temperatures begin to drop. Goliath batteries, distributed by Arnold Clark Autoparts, off…

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Product News

Immediately responding to customer needs

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

TecAlliance, a leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, has introduced the new interface Instant Data Processing (IDP) to revolutionise the handling of product dat…

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IAAF Member News

NGK to host racing stars at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Three-time World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden and Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will be signing autographs on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at Motorcycle Live next month. The iconic racer…

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No worries for the F1 cars in Mexico City with Brembo carbon discs or on the road with carbon-ceramic discs

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

After a year off, the Mexican GP returns to the Formula 1 World Championship. According to Brembo technicians, the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez is classified as one of the most demanding tracks for br…

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Product News

OESAA gearing up for Autoinform Live – last chance for technicians to purchase a ticket!

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

There are still opportunities for technicians to join renowned original equipment manufacturers for a weekend of exclusive and hands-on training at the GTG Academy for Autoinform Live, which takes pla…

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IAAF Member News

NEW alternator A0828S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A0828S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

Schaeffler includes unique to market RepSet clutch kits in October’s new to range offer

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Schaeffler has announced several new-to-range part numbers, including some that are unique to market, so that workshops can offer genuine original equipment (OE) quality repair solutions to customers.…

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Product News

Thomas Group enjoy a day out with friends

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

Some of the team at the Thomas Group had a day out of the office recently to participate in the annual Clay Pigeon Shooting event. They invited friends from across the UK and from partnering companies…

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Victory for Coates in MINI CHALLENGE finale

Date: Tuesday 02 November 2021

NGK-sponsored Max Coates is looking forward to next season’s MINI CHALLENGE after a winning the final race of this season’s championship at Brands Hatch GP circuit. The victory landed Coates fifth pla…

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ElringKlinger has successfully taken part in pilot phase with TecAlliance’s IDP interface

Date: Tuesday 02 November 2021

TecAlliance, a leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, has introduced the new interface Instant Data Processing (IDP) to revolutionise the handling of product dat…

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Product News

WAI launches portable power supply for on-the-go use

Date: Monday 01 November 2021

As more and more people look to electrics for transport and entertaining, such as bikes, scooters and garden equipment, WAI identified the need for a portable power supply to keep these items working …

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Product News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 5.14012 Center bearing

Date: Monday 01 November 2021

The cardan shaft has universal joints and transmits the driving power from the gearbox to the differential of the drive axle or to the wheels. Through the universal joints, the rotary motions can be d…

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Product News

Podium day for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

Date: Monday 01 November 2021

A superb day to round out the British Touring Car Championship netted a podium in each race at Brands Hatch for Halfords Racing with Cataclean. Drivers Gordon Shedden and Dan Rowbottom were at the poi…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report w/e 29 October 2021

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. These included:Products and Services eBullet…

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AS-PL received a distinction during the "Gryf Gospodarczy 2021" gala

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

On October 26th, at the Baltic Opera, XXII “Pomorska Nagroda Gryf Gospodarczy 2021” gala took place. Among 32 participating in the competition companies, AS-PL was one of the finalists. The company wa…

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Delphi Technologies launches new global steering and suspension offering for the Tesla Model S unlocking a path to a new repair prospect

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

New components for the Tesla Model S application join our steering and suspension range and carry the hallmarks of a Delphi Technologies portfolio; engineering excellence, safety focus, and OE experti…

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Product News

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has added 10 new references to its range of Filtration products for motorbikes

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

With 1.36 million motorbikes on the road in the UK, MAHLE is committed to leading the market with the highest quality Filtration products from the widest selection available to meet demand. The latest…

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LIQUI MOLY achieves previous year’s turnover within ten months

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

Today, the Ulm-based lubricant specialist exceeded its total 2020 sales of 611 million euro. This had already represented an all-time high. In 2021, the company is heading for the highest sales growth…

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SHW Performance: TecDoc facilitates entry into the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

SHW sells more than 290 brake disc types for the high-performance segment in the independent automotive aftermarket under the SHW Performance brand. TecDoc Catalogue solutions are supporting the compa…

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Product News

Alluring new Klarius exhausts now available

Date: Friday 29 October 2021

Klarius Products has introduced 22 new aftermarket exhaust systems to its range, including the 2014-2016 Peugeot 3008 Allure. Download the full list of parts below. New systems are available for a wid…

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Product News

Key points from the October 2021 Budget Statement

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

The 2021 budget key points were: Inflation in September was 3.1% and is likely to rise to average 4% over next year, OBR says UK economy forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by 2022 Annual growth s…

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Delphi Technologies’ investment in Smart Mobility Venture Capital Fund creates a potential disruptive impact for the aftermarket

Date: Thursday 28 October 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket has joined forces with NEXUS Automotive International and Mobilion Ventures in investing in high-tech start-ups that are focused on developing aftermarket solutions for…

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Traction gained as GS Yuasa's new motive battery range hits the materials handling market

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

The first container of GS Yuasa’s brand-new Traction batteries has landed in the UK. Delivered late last month to the Bristol-based Battery Technologies UK Ltd, the specialist 2 Volt traction batterie…

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Product News

Dayco expands its chassis system offering with the launch of a comprehensive steering & suspension programme

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Recognising the global shift in momentum from traditional internal combustion towards hybrid and electric powertrains, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, i…

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Product News

Schaeffler Group to be climate neutral by 2040

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Schaeffler Group will be operating as a climate-neutral company from 2040. This objective covers the entire supply chain and is underpinned by ambitious mid-term sustainability targets. The Schaef…

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Motorcycle chemicals at the EICMA

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

LIQUI MOLY is one of the few manufacturers of additives created especially for motorcycles. These are chemical tools that can perform certain tasks faster, more simply and more cost-effectively than b…

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Product News

Charlie makes the podium in Praga championship

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

NGK-sponsored Charlie Martin has claimed third place in the Praga championship standings of the 2021 Britcar Endurance Championship after securing two fourth place finishes at the title-decider at Don…

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IAAF Member News

LKQ Euro Car Parts offers solution to E10 concerns with new fuel system protector

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has added Wynn’s E10 Protector to its product range, to help the independent aftermarket counter concerns around the new fuel. E10 unleaded petrol – which contains up to 10 per cent…

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